The Team Behind Free Software Community of India, who fight for the adoption of freedom and privacy respecting software in India will be doing an AMA on the subreddit on 12th April 5PM IST.

Imagine there are two dining mess (where students eat) in your college, one in which the menu is decided by the administration, and the other one in which the menu is decided by the students. The administration mess is under their policies over which students have no control, and the menu along with any other policies can be changed anytime without asking students, whereas every decision in the student mess is taken collectively by students.

Which one would you prefer as a student?

#prav project is like the student mess in the above example, where users control the Privacy Policy of the service.

Learn more at

#xmpp #privacy #freesoftware #democracy #OpenSource
Ever wanted to get rid of the locked-in, proprietary messenger?
Grew anxious at the thought of Someone spying at your chats?
Felt it would be great if you could decide the features of the app you love?

Rejoice! Prav, is for you
Currently we are collecting funds to support our Multi State Cooperative Society, following which, the app would be launched. Prav ... a Free Software
...will be based on the time-tested and resilient XMPP protocol, with by-default encrypted messages
...will be governed by a Cooperative Society, that'll introduce features based on users' feedback
...will be guided by ethos as described in a Social Contract
Come, get involved with us, and help create a world we'd love. For details, please visit

Are you and #android developer ? Or do you want to learn android development ? We are looking for people who have experience in android development or are willing to learn it for @prav project. If you'd like to contribute or know someone contact us by email, #xmpp or comment or direct message here. #pravapp #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FOSS

Let's spread the word about #LibreOffice – and free and open source software – in India! We've set up communication channels, to build up a community there:

Donate today to keep FSCI services, like video conferencing, instant messaging, social networking that stands up for privacy, running.

#fsci #priavcy #community

The Steam Deck will probably become available in February. A photo released by Valve shows units rolling out sporting KDE's Plasma desktop.

Dear All,

After a short break we are bringing you two sessions,

13- Jan-2022: Why privacy matters and tools for private communications

15-Jan-2022: Different perspectives on Free Software.

Meeting link:
Time: 6 pm

We will start the project phase after these sessions, wait for more details on it.

The session is open to all, so please share it with your friends too.

Looking forward to see you there.

Software shapes society. #FreeSoftware improves it.

📽️ Check our new video that reflects the core values of software #freedom and pleads for more respect and #diversity in Free Software communities.

Abhas @abhas will be introducing Free Software in the camp.

Title: Introduction to Free Software

Bio: Abhas( is a hacker, entrepreneur and free software activist. He runs a Free Software business DeepRoot GNU/Linux( , providing support and services for Free Software and Mostly Harmless (, a ethical source for libre and liberated hardware products.

Date: 30th November 2021

Time: 18:00 hours Indian Standard Time

Meeting Link:

All of you are invited.

Looking forward to see you there😀.

Message me if you want to apprentice with me in the space between health, education, and technology.

You get to do some or all of
- writing
- grassroot organizing (internet based)
- video editing
- website building
- software building

The camp registration deadline is extended to 5 November 2021. Please visit to register.

@sfcamp & @fsfe

I have tried to share info on the software freedom camp and Youth hacking for freedom evnts. with various people locally in Torbay, Devon,

It seems people locally are not capable of reading or replying to e-mail, even when I have dropped in to their office, asked about sending people stuff and then sending, that way they know it is from me and not getting lost in their spam folder.

I put the following flyer together, very quickly to help me over the weekend at least give the info out and start the conversation.

I am at Code Club on Saturday so hopefully will have more luck directly talking to people.

In today's session, Snehal Shekatkar ( introduced what is free software, importance of free software in education and how his department uses only free software in education.

The recording can be watched here

You can join our mailing list to take part in discussions related to 'Free Software in Education'

#FreeSoftware #education

Reminder: Tomorrow, 10th October 2021 at 5:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time), we have a meeting which learners need to attend to confirm their registration.

Joining one of the registration meetings(another one is on 17th October 2021 6:00 PM IST) is mandatory to be a learner in the camp. Please get in touch if you are unable to join any of these sessions.

Meeting Link: (You can join using
recent versions of most web browsers. It does not need installing any apps).

If you are not familiar with BigBlueButton, you can watch the tutorial…


⚠️REMINDER: Only download Inkscape from trusted sources and be cautious about emails with links, even if they claim to be from the project. If there's any doubt go to the source. The latest, validated release will always be available for free on our website.

Boosts appreciated.

Do you want to contribute to #FreeSoftware?

Sharing is very appreciated.

Debian GNU/Linux invites all to get involved in making universal operating system for everyone. Debian empowers all kinds of #computer in the world from phone, desktop, laptop, miniboard, to server and supercomputer.

:gitlab: Coding:
💬 Discussion:

:gnu: :linux: :fsf: :debian: ❤️ 🌻 🍀

#contribute #gnu #linux #debian

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Awesome opportunity for younger hackers to grab some $/£/€ and a trip to Brussels (perhaps building on Matrix would be a good bet? ;)


To inspire the younger generation to #softwarefreedom, the #FSFE is organising the coding competition ‘Youth Hacking 4 Freedom' (#YH4F) for teenagers. The winners receive a cash prize and a trip to #Brussels


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